After a summer of fighting off bid after bid for star player Philippe Coutinho, it’s looking increasingly likely Liverpool will be having to do a whole lot of the same thing come January.
It looked certain for a period of the summer transfer window that Coutinho was on his way out of Anfield, however even after handing a transfer request in, Liverpool stuck to their guns to keep the Brazilian international, rejecting bids of over £130 million.
Spanish outlet SPORT say the Catalan team will renew interest in their top summer target, and are ready to put out over £130 million to capture the signature of the Brazilian, even after failing multiple times in the last window.
Should the transfer take place in January, it isn’t all bad news for the Merseyside giants, they would make a gigantic profit on the player that they bought for a steal of £8.5 million from Inter Milan.
With chances of joining teams of Barcelona’s calibre few and far between, the Brazilian is fully aware that this may be his last chance of potentially playing his football at the Nou Camp, alongside world beater Lionel Messi and former Liverpool team mate Luis Suarez.
Furthermore Barcelona need a footballer with a similar profile to that of ageing midfield great Andreas Iniesta, and who seemingly better to fit the boots of him than the Brazilian magician.
Whether or not Liverpool can hold out another transfer window of relentless Barcelona pressure is yet to be seen. However if Coutinho again asked to leave, especially mid-season, the opportunity of a large lump sum for the Brazilian would be hard to turn down.